When is a Good Time to Listen to an Audiobook? Anytime!

Seriously, just about ANYTIME is a good time to listen to an audiobook. We know people who listen in the shower, cooking dinner, or standing in line at the DMV.  All those twenty-minute snippets of time really add up and before you know it, you can check another book off your reading list. We thought we’d take the top three activities that seem to be the most popular listening times and pair them with books that enhance the experience!

Listen While You’re Driving 

A good story will make the miles fly by while you’re headed to your destination!   

The Coast to Coast Murders by James Patterson & JD Barker

In this psychological thriller, these two incredible authors team up to create a thrilling story with twists and turns up to the very end. A detective and FBI agent join forces on what seems like an open-and-shut case — but a new rash of killings sends them on a pulse-pounding race against time….from coastal California to upstate New York to stop an ingenious and deeply deranged killer — one whose dark and twisted appetites put them outside the range of logic or experience.  Be prepared to be captivated! Start listening and download it here!

Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is the author of 72 New York Times bestsellers, and in Thick as Thieves, she once again delivers a story taut with romantic suspense… and a final twist that will take you by surprise!  Dive into the story of a woman who uncovers lifelong secrets as she searches for the truth behind her father’s involvement in a heist gone wrong. It’s a high adrenaline tale that will keep you entertained till the very end. The time will fly by as you listen to this incredible book…download it here!

The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

If you love a good mystery, then The Silent Wife is a must read!  Set in present day Atlanta, Georgia, a young woman is attacked and left for dead. The police investigate but the trail goes cold…until investigator Will Trent discovers some disturbing information during a chance assignment inside a state penitentiary. He investigates a cold case in order to solve a new one… and the result is a bold, psychological thriller.  Download it here!

Listen While You’re Cleaning 

Cleaning isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do, but it can go so much faster when you’re being entertained or inspired! Try these titles when you’re running the vacuum!

Becoming by Michelle Obama

This touching memoir by former first lady Michelle Obama sold 1.4 million copies in its first week and went on to be the bestselling book of 2018!  Becoming also won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album. You’ll like this very personal account from a woman who consistently defied expectations and shares the experiences that shaped her… from her childhood in the south side of Chicago, to balancing the demands of work and motherhood, her education at Princeton and Harvard, and all the way to her role as the first African American First Lady. Her book is written with wit and honesty… and the result is inspiring, eloquent, and hopeful.  Download Becoming here!

The Return by Nicholas Sparks

New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks takes us to New Bern, North Carolina where Trevor Benson comes back from serving in Afghanistan. Living in the cabin he inherited from his deceased grandfather, he tends to his grandfathers beloved beehives. But he falls in love with Natalie, a local girl who seems to feel the same, yet she remains distant… and Trevor wonders what she’s hiding. Enter Callie, the sullen teenage girl down the road. Trevor hopes Callie can shed some light on the mysterious circumstances around his grandfather’s death, but she offers very little. In his quest to unravel the secrets of these two women, he learns the true meaning of love and forgiveness. You’ll enjoy this heartwarming story about love, compassion, sacrifice, and self-exploration… with a bit of romance and mystery. Download The Return here!

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Named by Forbes as one of the “Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook on Life”,   The Gifts of Imperfection is really a motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living.  More than the average self-help book, this groundbreaking work by Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. Brown explains that a new way forward means we can’t hold on to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world.  Instead we can embrace the imperfection!  Find the courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness and strengthen your connection to the world. Start listening here!

Listen While You Exercise

Exercise may or may not be a chore, depending on who you are. Maybe you love an exhilarating three-mile run, a spin class, or just few minutes of luxurious stretching. Whatever your exercise choice, it will go by much faster when you’re listening to great book. Try these titles while you’re in the gym!

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Described as “the patron saint of female empowerment”, Glennon Doyle explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet other expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.  Soulful, forceful, and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It’s the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It’s the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it’s the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is.  Download this honest, comforting, and insightful book here.

12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson 

In his #1 international best seller, renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson answers the most difficult question: What does everyone in the modern world need to know? He uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street!  Broadly discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, he distills the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life.  Chances are, you’ll find it interesting and helpful!  Start listening to 12 Rules for Life here!

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

In just 27 short, entertaining chapters, this best-selling author gives you humor, advice, funny stories, and easy ways to rid yourself of the negative thoughts and habits that prevent you from realizing the success you want.  Jen Sincero has an edgy style of writing that is refreshingly direct, comical, a little bit snarky, and always inspiring.  By the time you finish You Are A Badass, you’ll understand why you are the way you are, how to embrace what you can’t change, and how to start living the kind of life you really want. Get started and download it here!

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